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For the students and families who attend our presentations for the Discover WVU events in fall 2023, thank you! Here you can find the helpful information, tips, and websites shared during the presentation.

For more information on Discover WVU, visit the Discover WVU Open House website.

Follow the WVU Hub on Instagram, X, or Facebook for scholarship opportunities, money tips, and important reminders that can help students and families stay on track for financial aid, scholarships, billing, and more!

Also see our special Parents webpage that addresses financial aid topics that parents and families often have questions on.

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What Is the WVU Hub?

Your connection to:

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How Much Does College Cost?

Estimating College Costs/Cost of Attendance

College costs include those that are charged by the University (billable/direct costs), and those that are not charged by the University, but you may still incur while pursuing your education (non-billable/indirect costs).

  • Examples of possible billable/direct costs: tuition, fees, on-campus housing, food, etc.
  • Examples of possible non-billable/indirect costs: off-campus housing and food costs, books, personal expenses, etc.

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What Are Common Types of Financial Aid?

Financial Aid Sources

  • Federal
  • State
  • Institutional
  • Departmental
  • Private

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  • "Gift aid" - usually does not need to be repaid.
  • Most grants are based on financial need determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - although some grants also have an academic or merit component.

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  • "Gift aid" - usually does not need to be repaid.
  • Most scholarships are based on academic merit - although some have a financial need component.

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Federal Work-Study

  • Part-time employment opportunity.
  • Based on financial need determined by the FAFSA (must be submitted by the March 1 priority deadline for the upcoming aid year).
  • Does not apply to the balance due; students work and earn paychecks.

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How Do You Apply for Federal Aid?

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Calculates financial aid eligibility and is required for all federal aid, most state aid and even some institutional and external aid.
  • All contributors must create an FSA ID ahead of time on Federal Student Aid website.
  • The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available in December 2023 and must be submitted every year. Complete yours on the Federal Student Aid website using 2022 tax information.
    • For all academic years after 2024-2025, the FAFSA will open on October 1.
  • The priority deadline is March 1, but the sooner the better! Financial aid is a process so students should submit their FAFSA early to allow themselves as much time as possible to go through the process and plan and prepare for the upcoming fall.
  • Check with your home state for additional deadlines for state-specific funds.
  • Helpful sites:

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FAFSA Simplification

  • The U.S. Department of Education is implementing new policies and procedures starting with the 2024-2025 FAFSA — this process is called FAFSA Simplification.
  • If you’ve submitted the FAFSA in the past, you may notice some changes. Visit our FAFSA Simplification webpage for more information and answers to frequently asked questions, and know that the WVU Hub is here to help if you have concerns.

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Applying for State Aid

  • Research and apply for aid from your state higher education agency (if available).
  • West Virginia residents have various scholarship and grant opportunities through the College for West Virginia.
  • Non-residents should contact their state higher education agency to see if there are state aid options that they can use while attending WVU. Find contact information for your state on the U.S. Department of Education State Contacts website.

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WVU Scholarships

  • Automatic review process after admission. Students must meet June 1 admission deadline for scholarship consideration.
  • Eligible students will be automatically offered the Climb Higher Scholarship (based on high school GPA). For the highest level of this scholarship, it will be based on GPA and SAT/ACT).
  • Innovators Scholarship
    • Stackable with Climb Higher Scholarship for students admitted to Statler College, Davis College, Chambers College and Reed College programs.
  • Visit the First-Time Freshmen Scholarships webpage to estimate your eligibility for Institutional Scholarships.
  • You can also learn more about external (private) scholarships on our Scholarships webpage.

Visit our Scholarships webpage for additional scholarship application and deadline information.

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Student Loans

  • Federal student loans up to $5,500 per year may be offered to dependent freshmen based on submission of the FAFSA.
    • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan (for eligible students)
    • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • There are also credit-based loans students and parents may apply for from the federal government or private lenders:
    • Federal Parent PLUS Loan
    • Private student loans

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What Are Some Other Options and Considerations?

What if federal, state, and institutional aid don't cover the student's charges? Visit our Other Funding Options webpage for more options, such as Family Contribution Appeals and our monthly payment plan.

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Preparation for Fall 2024

October - November

December - February

  • Submit your FAFSA on the Federal Student Aid website (opens in December); WV residents submit Promise Scholarship application;
  • Monitor your WVU Portal and MIX email account for requirements and financial aid offer;
  • Continue applying for external scholarships;
  • WV Promise scholars must complete a FAFSA and the Promise application by March 1, 2024;
  • For WVU, the priority deadline to submit a FAFSA is March 1, 2024.

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Contact Information

  • Online Assistance
  • Instagram
  • X
  • Facebook
  • Phone: 304-293-1988
    • Available Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
  • Fax: 304-293-4890
  • Mailing: P.O. Box 6004, Morgantown, WV 26506


Evansdale Crossing (second floor)
62 Morrill Way
Morgantown, WV 26506

609 South Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801

Administration Building, Room 101
101 Fort Avenue
Keyser, WV 26726

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